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in Sandwich, Massachusetts
Sandwich is a town in Barnstable County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 20,675 at the 2010 census. The Town Hall is located right next to the Dexter Grist Mill, in the historic district of town....
is one of the oldest houses on Cape Cod
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and one the oldest surviving houses in Massachusetts.
The saltbox house was built in the mid-seventeenth century and occupied around 1675 by Rev. John Smith and his family. In the mid-nineteenth century, Abraham Hoxie, a whaling
Whaling is the hunting of whales mainly for meat and oil. Its earliest forms date to at least 3000 BC. Various coastal communities have long histories of sustenance whaling and harvesting beached whales...
captain, purchased the property. The town of Sandwich acquired the home in the 1950s and restored the building.